Jahnavi Harrison (born c. 1987) is a British musician known for her kirtan call-and-response singing, her co-founding of Kirtan London, her 2015 album Like a River to the Sea, and her appearances as a presenter on BBC Radio 4's Something Understood programme. She grew up in the Hare Krishna community at Bhaktivedanta Manor, Hertfordshire, England. She trained in Western and South Indian classical music and Bharatanatyam dance & earned a bachelor's degree in linguistics and creative writing from Middlesex University, in London, 2009.
- Govinda! Damodara! Madhaveti! He Krishna! He Yadava! He Sakheti!
The well I drank from has run dry; the river bed has moved over years,
Now cell phones ring instead of bells; the sacred hill has almost disappeared.
Prayers and ashes at the river’s edge, drifting side by side;
sun rises over new hotels; sages close their eyes…
- Like a River to the Sea (2006)